Brenda Murphy

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Journal Articles by Brenda Murphy

“Toward a Map for the Camino Real: Tennessee Williams’s Cultural Imaginary.”  The Southern Quarterly 48.4 (Summer 2011): 73-90. 

"Uneasy Collaboration: Miller, Kazan, and After the Fall."  The Arthur Miller Journal.  1.1 (Spring 2006): 49-59.

"The Iceman Cometh in Context: An American Saloon Trilogy."  The Eugene O'Neill Review.  26 (2004): 215-25

"The Thirties: Public and Private: A Reassessment of Mary McCarthy's The Group."  LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory.  Special Issue on Mary McCarthy.  15.1 (January-March, 2004): 81-101.

"Blanche or Stanley?  Decisive Moments in Elia Kazan's Streetcar." Special Issue: Tennessee Williams et Un Tramway Nommé Désir. Coup de Théâtre 19 (December 2003): 196-208.

"Nelson Rodrigues and North America: A Case Study in Cultural Anthropophagy."  Journal of American Drama and Theatre 14 (Spring 2002): 25-34.

"Arendt, Kristeva, and Arthur Miller: Forgiveness and Promise in After the Fall." PMLA 117.2 (March 2002): 314-16.

"The 'Genius' as Iceman: Eugene O'Neill's Portrayal of Theodore Dreiser." American Literary Realism 34.2 (Winter 2002): 41-51.

"Brick Pollitt Agonistes: The Game in 'Three Players of a Summer Game' and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," The Southern Quarterly 38.1 (Fall 1999): 36-44.

"'Personality Wins the Day': Death of a Salesman and Popular Sales Advice Literature," South Atlantic Review (Winter 1999): 1-10.

Rpt. Contemporary Literary Criticism.  Vol. 179  Ed. Janet Witalec.  Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2004. 212-16.

"Willy Loman: Icon of Business Culture," Michigan Quarterly Review, Special Issue on Arthur Miller  37 (Fall 1998): 755-66.

Rpt.  The Essay Connection.  Ed. Lynn Z. Bloom. 6th Ed.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.  741-52.
Rpt. Contemporary Literary Criticism.  Vol. 179  Ed. Janet Witalec.  Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2004. 207-12.

Rpt. Willy Loman.  Bloom's Major Literary Characters Series.  Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2005. 121-31.

"The Man Who Had All the Luck: Miller's Answer to The Master Builder,"   American Drama, Special Issue on Arthur Miller 6 (1996): 29-41.

"McTeague's Dream and The Emperor Jones: O'Neill's Move from Naturalism to Modernism," Eugene O'Neill Review. 17 (1993): 21‑29.

"'The Treachery of Law':  Reading the Political Synge," Colby Quarterly, 28  (1992): 45‑52.

"Fetishizing the Dynamo:  Henry Adams and Eugene O'Neill," Eugene O'Neill Review 16 (1992):  85‑91.

"Breaking the Constraints of History:  Recent Scholarly Treatment of Nineteenth‑Century American Drama," Resources for American Literary Study 17 (1990): 25‑34.

"Interpreting Marco Millions: Two New York Productions," The Recorder, special Eugene O'Neill Centennial Issue, 3 (1989):  127‑36.

"Howells and the Popular Story Paradigm:  Reading Silas Lapham's Proairetic Code," American Literary Realism special issue on Realism and Literary Theory 21 (1989): 21‑34. 

Rpt. Twentieth‑Century Literary Criticism. vol. 41.  Ed. Laurie DiMauro et al. Detroit:  Gale, (1991):  282‑86.

"Beyond the Horizon's Narrative Sentence:  An American Intertext for O'Neill," The Theatre Annual, 41 (1986): 49‑62.

"James's Later Plays, A Reconsideration," Modern Language Studies, Special Issue on Henry James, 13 (Fall 1983): 86‑96.

"'The Blue Hotel':  A Source in Roughing It," Studies in Short Fiction, 20 (Winter 1983): 39‑44.

"O'Neill's Realism:  A Structural Approach," Eugene O'Neill Newsletter, 6 (Summer‑Fall 1983): 3‑6.

"Women, Will and Survival:  The Figure in Margaret Drabble's Carpet," The South Atlantic Quarterly, 82 (Winter 1983): 38‑51.

"Laughing Society to Scorn:  The Domestic Farces of William Dean Howells," Studies in American Humor, n. s. 1 (October 1982): 119‑30.

"Wind Like a Bugle:  Toward an Understanding of Emily Dickinson's Poetic Language," Dickinson Studies, 39 (1981): 2‑13.

"A Woman with Weapons:  The Victor in Crane's George's Mother," Modern Language Studies, 11 (Spring 1981): 88‑96.

"Emily Dickinson's Use of Definition by Antithesis," Dickinson Studies, 38 (1980): 21‑24.

"The Problem of Validity in the Critical Controversy over The Turn of the Screw," Research Studies, 47 (September 1979): 191‑201.

"The Unpublished Letters of Bret Harte to John Hay," (with George Monteiro), American Literary Realism, 12 (Spring 1979): 77‑110.

"The John Hay‑‑William Dean Howells Relationship as Reflected in Their Letters," (with George Monteiro), Books at Brown, 26 (Fall 1978): 1‑22.

"The Dean Celebrates His Birthday:  Two New Howells Poems", PBSA, 71 (1977): 368‑69.

"'Stoicism, Asceticism, and Ecstasy':  Synge's Deirdre of the Sorrows," Modern Drama, 17 (June 1974): 155‑63.

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